AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

AWS and the New Zealand notifiable privacy breach scheme

The updated New Zealand Privacy Act 2020 (Privacy Act) will come into force on December 1, 2020. Importantly, it establishes a new notifiable privacy breach scheme (NZ scheme). The NZ scheme gives affected individuals the opportunity to take steps to protect their personal information following a privacy breach that has caused, or is likely to […]

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Announcement: Availability of AWS recommendations for the management of AWS root account credentials

When AWS customers open their first account, they assume the responsibility for securely managing access to their root account credentials, under the Shared Responsibility Model. Initially protected by a password, it is the responsibility of each AWS customer to make decisions based on their operational and security requirements as to how they configure and manage […]

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Centrally manage AWS WAF (API v2) and AWS Managed Rules at scale with Firewall Manager

October 29, 2021: AWS KMS is replacing the term customer master key (CMK) with AWS KMS key and KMS key. The concept has not changed. To prevent breaking changes, AWS KMS is keeping some variations of this term. More info. September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. […]

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120 AWS services achieve HITRUST certification

We’re excited to announce that 120 Amazon Web Services (AWS) services are certified for the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) for the 2020 cycle. The full list of AWS services that were audited by a third-party assessor and certified under HITRUST CSF is available on our Services in Scope by Compliance Program page. You can […]

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Investigate VPC flow with Amazon Detective

Many Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers need enhanced insight into IP network flow. Traditionally, cost, the complexity of collection, and the time required for analysis has led to incomplete investigations of network flows. Having good telemetry is paramount, and VPC Flow Logs are a very important part of a robust centralized logging architecture. The information […]

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Round 2 post-quantum TLS is now supported in AWS KMS

AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) now supports three new hybrid post-quantum key exchange algorithms for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 encryption protocol that’s used when connecting to AWS KMS API endpoints. These new hybrid post-quantum algorithms combine the proven security of a classical key exchange with the potential quantum-safe properties of new post-quantum […]

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Fall 2020 SOC 2 Type I Privacy report now available

Your privacy considerations are at the core of our compliance work, and at AWS, we are focused on the protection of your content while using Amazon Web Services. Our Fall 2020 SOC 2 Type I Privacy report is now available, demonstrating the privacy compliance commitments we made to you. The Fall 2020 SOC 2 Type […]

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Fall 2020 SOC reports now available with 124 services in scope

At AWS, we’re committed to providing our customers with continued assurance over the security, availability and confidentiality of the AWS control environment. We’re proud to deliver the System and Organizational (SOC) 1, 2 and 3 reports to enable our AWS customers to maintain confidence in AWS services. For the Fall 2020 SOC reports, covering 04/01/2020 […]

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How to record a video of Amazon AppStream 2.0 streaming sessions

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed service that lets you stream applications and desktops to your users. In this post, I’ll show you how to record a video of AppStream 2.0 streaming sessions by using FFmpeg, a popular media framework. There are many use cases for session recording, such as auditing administrative access, troubleshooting […]

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Combining encryption and signing with AWS KMS asymmetric keys

August 31, 2021: AWS KMS is replacing the term customer master key (CMK) with AWS KMS key and KMS key. The concept has not changed. To prevent breaking changes, AWS KMS is keeping some variations of this term. More info. In this post, I discuss how to use AWS Key Management Service (KMS) to combine […]

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